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Lent Preaching Series: Failings of the Faithful
Þ March 26—David
Þ April 2—Ananias and Saphira
Þ April 9—Peter
Þ April 13—Judas
Þ April 14—Elijah
Þ April 16—Jesus
The Sunday Sermons will be followed each Wednesday Night at Recharge with a class taught by Pastor Clint.
Lenten Bible Study
This year on the Sundays in Lent we will be looking at some of the most significant barriers to faithful discipleship we encounter as American Christians, and looking for guidance in the Parables of Jesus. Each week will highlight a particular struggle and one of Jesus’ stories that addresses it. We hope you can join us for great meals, warm fellowship, and thoughtful discussions each Sunday afternoon.
¨ March 26 – Callous Complacency – Why are we immune to suffering and Jesus’s Parable of the Good Samaritan
¨ April 2 – Fear and Faith – Facing our fears and refusing to live a small life – The parable of the Talents
¨ April 9 – Blessedly Broken – why is it so hard to admit we need help? – The Parable of the Foolish Builder
Dinner ~ 4:30pm Bible Study ~ 5:15-6:00pm
A sign up sheet for 3 soups, bread, veggies, and 2 desserts is posted in the narthex.
Wednesday, March 22nd
Meal Crew: Ron & Ellen Williams, Wayne Johnson & Sandy Krout Meal Crew Helpers are Needed!
- Notice: 2nd Semester dues are due.
- Craft Item Needed: empty wrapping paper tubes
90th Birthday/Moving Celebration
Please join in celebrating Velma Ashburn’s 90th Birthday this Sunday, March 26th during our coffee hour. If you can’t make it during coffee time, cards may be sent to her at 2281 165th St., Spirit Lake. Velma is also moving, and we’ll post her new address when we receive it.
The Baby/Lap Quilts are ready to be finished. They are located in the chest of drawers in fellowship hall.
Summer Mission Trip Ice Cream Social
All students and chaperones registered for the summer mission trip are invited to join us for a short Ice Cream social this Sunday, March 26th at 7pm in the Fireside Room. The social will include a short informational meeting and time for fellowship as we discuss the final fundraisers and some of the latest information regarding our upcoming mission trip to New York City. We hope to see you there!
Bowling Family Fun Night
The Congregational Life Committee has planned a fun night of bowling & pizza on Friday, March 31st. Anyone wanting to eat is welcome to join us at Godfather’s first. After pizza, we’ll head over to Corner Lanes for bowling! Whether you bowl a turkey or need the bumpers, we’d love to have you all there!
Date: Friday, March 31st
Supper: Godfather’s @ 5:30 PM
Bowling: Corner Lanes @ 6:30 PM,
cost is $4 and includes your shoe
RSVP not necessary but appreciated if you want to let either Judy Jensen (email@example.com) or Megan Donnenwerth (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you plan to attend.
Sunday School Children Participating Palm Sunday
On Palm Sunday, April 9, the Sunday School children will join the adult choir for a special anthem at the Reformed (9:00 a.m.) worship service. Children ages 3 years through 5th grade are encouraged to come to sing “Palm Sunday Hosanna” the song that we have been rehearsing.
Congregational Life event at Apex shooting range.
The Congregational Life committee would like to invite you to Apex Range in Fostoria. We have made arrangements with Apex to hold a private event for First Presbyterian Church Sunday, April 23rd at 6pm. There will be a potluck supper along with instruction and shooting range time. Apex will provide everything we need except the food. Their instructors will give us safety and handling instructions while we eat and help us on the range. They have offered us a reduced price. Cost will be $15 per person plus ammo and targets. Ammo is $7-$20 for 50 rounds depending on caliber and targets are $1 each. Children 14 -18 can participate with a parent present. If you wish to just eat and watch, you are welcome to join us at no cost. (Just bring a dish for the potluck). We need to have 12 shooters signed up ASAP to justify having the event. If you have questions, contact Tony Jennings at email@example.com. Sign up in the office or on the church website under the events/news tab.
SAVE THE DATE
VBS at First Presbyterian
July 31-August 3, 2017
Preschool(age 4)-6th Grade students
- Our sympathies are extended to the family of John & Angie Peterson on the passing of John’s mom, Kris. A visitation, with the family present, will be held on Saturday, March 25th from 1-4pm here at FPC.
- Our sympathies are extended to the family of Darin & Erin Radcliffe on the passing of Erin’s grandma, Connie Hoppe.
- Our sympathies are extended to the family of Ron & Marie Niebruegge on the passing of Marie’s brother, Orville, and the passing of Ron’s sister, Leota.
- Marilyn Miller recovering from pneumonia at home.
- Talia Patton recovering from kidney transplant. 3/14
- Beth recovering from kidney surgery.
- Cindy Phillips diagnosed with lymphoma.
- Laurie Phillips dealing with health issues.
- Don Monson recovering at Hawkeye.
- Linda Breuker battling bladder cancer.
- Jay Anderson regarding transplant list. 2/22
- Bart Duncan recovering from stroke and surgery at Mountain Valley Regional Rehab Hospital, 3700 N Windsong Dr., Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.
- Hilary Vicker battling with breast cancer.
- Hannah Brumley’s grandparents.
- Walt Main recovering from colon surgery. 2/15
- Sue battling cancer.
- Debbie battling cancer.
- Kathy Huitink recovering from tests and treatment at Mayo.
- Denice (Wiersma) recovering from surgery.
- Darla Ubben beginning chemo.
- Paul Kamermeyer diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
- Finley Brunsvold going through chemo treatments.
Loved ones are kept on our prayer list for one
month, unless otherwise requested.
- Recharge – 5:30pm
- High School Youth Group – 7pm
- Adult Handbell practice – 7pm
- 2nd Service Rehearsal – 7:15pm
- Chancel Choir practice – 8pm
- Men’s Bible Study – 9am
- Reformed Worship Service – 8:50am
- Coffee and fellowship – 10am
- Sunday School – 10:15am
- Confirmation – 10:15am
- Adult Education – 10:30am
- Reforming Worship Service – 11:15am
- Act II – 12:30pm
- Lenten Bible Study – 4:30pm
- PW Sewing – 9am
- Weekly Prayer – 9am
- Women’s Bible Study – 1:30pm
Reformed Worship Service ~ 8:50am
Organist – Charlene Radcliffe
Liturgist – Kelly Swancutt
Ushers – Ryan & Erin Davelaar, Ron Niebruegge & Gene Ringsdorf
Greeters – Joy Albert & Mavis Palmer
Video Taping – Wes Farmer
Nursery – June Howatt & Jocelyn Kitzinger
Coffee – Dan & Peg VanBeek
Reforming Worship Service ~ 11:15am
Praise Team – Jeremiah Clay, Pressley Cochran-Bray & Liz Steiner
Nursery – Marissa Sill
Sound – Chris Sill
Power Point – Logan Sill
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